Dear Undercover Economist

Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges

By Tim Harford
(Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812980103, 226pp.)

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

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Throughout history, great philosophers have been answering profound questions about life. But do they know why your socks keep disappearing from the dryer, or how to choose the quickest line at the supermarket? Probably not, but Tim Harford does. . . .

In Dear Undercover Economist
, the first collection of his wildly popular Financial Times columns, Tim Harford offers witty, charming, and at times caustic answers to our most pressing concerns–all through the lens of economics. Does money buy happiness? Is “the one” really out there? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really “dress for success”? When’s the best time to settle down? Harford provides brilliant, hilarious, unexpected, and wise answers to these and other questions. Arranged by topic, easy to read, and hard to put down, Dear Undercover Economist lends an outrageous, compassionate, and indispensable perspective on anything that may irk or ail you–a book well worth the investment.




About the Author
Tim Harford is the Undercover Economist and Dear Economist columnist for the "Financial Times". His writing has also appeared in "Esquire", " Forbes", " New York "magazine, "Wired, The""Washington"" Post", and "The""New York Times". His books include "Adapt", "The Undercover Economist" and" The Logic of Life". Harford presents the popular BBC radio show "More or Less "and is a visiting fellow at London's Cass Business School. He is the winner of the 2006 Bastiat Prize for economic journalism and the 2010 Royal Statistical Society Award for excellence in journalism.
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